I have a pm Dr. That has tried Norco 10 and Percocet 10.I'm on Percocet 10 now.it worked for the first few days great.now they have stopped working.I talked to pm's nurse and she told me that pervs are stronger than Norco which I all ready know.she assumed I wanted a stronger narcotic.I told her I'm not looking for a stronger narcotic and that I believe I need a very strong anti-inflammatory.I also told her I'm slowing down on the pervs.I hate that everyone always thinks that everyone wants narcotics.I just want my pain to stop.please let me know of any strong anti-inflammatory medicine that would work.thanks everyone.
I know, you're not allowed to be in need without being labeled. I would think they would already have prescribed an anti-inflammatory since many docs do that instead of pain meds. It's hard to get pain to "stop" but it can certainly be lessened. Any way you can get in to see the doc again rather than deal with the nurse who is assuming your want more pain meds? There's lots of over the counter stuff available, I'd just feel better if it came from your Dr. Hope this helps.
There are quite a few prescription NSAIDS. Your dr will know those. The over the counter ones are Advil (ibuprofen) and Aleve (naproxyn sodium). If you take over the counter Motrin to equal the prescription strength, it will help until you get to the doctor again. You can take 800 mg every 6 hours.
I would ask what is the problem with your shoulder? Have you had any tests like a CT scan or MRI to see what is causing the pain? A torn rotator cuff causes extreme shoulder pain, & the usual course of action is surgery to repair it. If you wait too long, you could get nerve damage & it will hurt all the way down your arm.If you haven't, I would suggest you see an orthopaedic to see what the cause is not just treat the pain. Just my thoughts... Mary
Hello. I agree with Mary. Please get in to see a specialist. Whether from an injury, arthritis, whatever, this does need to be looked at and checked further.
Keep us posted with your progress. keep using hot compresses, move the shoulder/arm so it doesn't lock on you, and be sure you tell the appt. desk you are in major pain and need to see someone ASAP. Actually a good doc will get you that appt. referral. hang in there.
I hate that in our quest of having the pain just stop we're labeled as drug seekers or want stronger meds, or addicts. I've been prescribed the NSAID Indomethacin for my chronic back pain. Not sure how well it'd work in your situation but it is a strong anti inflammatory. I've also been prescribed steroids before to help although they can only be taken them for several days but I found them pretty effective. Good luck and feel better!
They are supposed to make a straight hydrcodone tablet called Zo-something that right now is only available in Canada & is only hydrcodone only where as in U.S there has to be some kind of other drug i.e tylonol (Vicodin) (Vicoprofin) Ibuprofen but this new stuff is just straight Hydrocodone & there worried about it being the next old formula Oxcycontin. It's probably more hype then reality but they like to scare people & the DEA likes to get there two cents in too. Just thought I'd mention it.
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